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TOWN OF ANDOVER. 



AUDITORS' REPORT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



FOE THE FINANCIAL YEAR, ENDING 



FEBRUARY 9, 1874. 



ANDOVER: 
PRINTED BY WARREN F. DRAPER. 

V ,8, V W 



THE 



AUDITORS' REPORT 



RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES 



TOWN OF ANDOYER. 



For the Financial Year ending February .9, 1874. 



ANDOVER: 
PRINTED BY WARREN F. DRAPER. 

1874. 



REPORT. 



Selectmen's Account. 

SCHOOLS. 

Appropriation by Town, $9500 00 

State School Fund, 232 68 

Proprietor's Fund, 192 00 

$9924 68 
PAID ON ACCOUNT OF SCHOOLS. 

BALLARD VALE DISTRICT. 

H. Maria Richardson, teaching, $360 00 
M. F. Brown, teaching, 360 00 

J. M. Brown, teaching, 360 00 

H. S. Greene, supplies, 22 09 

Joseph R. Morse, janitor, 10 20 

H. S. Greene, coal, 49 40 

$1161 69 



FRYE 


DISTRICT. 


Mary E. Jones, teaching, 


$360 00 


Carrie B. Holt, teaching, 


240 00 


M. E. Gile, teaching, 


120 00 


Andrew F. Brown, janitor, 


10 00 


Charles W. Brown, janitor, 


10 00 


Charles W. Brown, sawing i 


irood, 2 50 


J. E. Whiting, cleaning clock, 1 50 


W. F. Draper, books, 


12 49 


John Chandler, wood, 


6 00 



$762 49 
Amount carried forward, $1924 18 



Appropriation, $9924 68 

NORTH DISTRICT. 

Amount brought forward, $1924 18 

H. N. Bixby, teaching, $200 00 

Annie L. Lock, teaching, 100 00 

Newton L. Abbott, janitor, 4 85 

Omar Jenkins, wood, 22 00 

Eddie Toy, janitor, 1 30 

Alfred Hardy, wood, 3 00 

W. F. Draper, supplies, 85 

$332 00 

SOUTH CENTRE DISTRICT. 
Clara E. Clement, teaching, $360 00 
Francis E. Chandler, teaching, 360 00 
Sarah F. Jones, teaching, 180 00 

George F. Baker, wood, 16 89 

Haven Loud, sawing wood, 5 50 

Haven Loud, janitor, 18 00 

Joseph Dugan, janitor, 6 00 

Michael Hannan, janitor, 6 00 

Bridget Abercrombie, cleaning, 11 00 
John Chandler, coal, 54 00 

Patrick Hannan, janitor, 6 00 

John Dougherty, janitor, 6 00 

W. F. Draper, supplies, 4 10 

John Chandler, wood, 20 13 

$1053 62 

PHILLIPS DISTRICT. 

Lizzie B. Abbott, teaching, $180 00 

Hattie P. Hervey, teaching, 360 00 

Hattie P. Hervey, janitor, 3 75 

Freddie Higgins, janitor, 3 00 

Sylvester Abbott, wood, 64 26 

H. S. Greene, supplies, 2 00 

W. F. Draper, supplies, 3 15 

$616 16 

Amount carried forward, $3925 96 



Appropriation, $9924 68 

GRAMMAR SCHOOL. 

Amount brought forward, 83925 96 

Mary A. Whitehouse, teaching, $800 00 



L. F. Pasho, teaching, 


300 00 


Kate W. Cook, teaching, 


360 00 


Abby B. Carter, teaching music, 


72 00 


Edward Carter, tuning piano, 


1 50 


George F. Blanchard, janitor, 


24 00 


John Cornell, coal, 


95 25 


John F. Morse, janitor, 


24 00 


Andrew Thompson, sawing wood 


, 3 75 


John Chandler, coal, 


98 25 


J. M. Richards, use of piano, 


17 00 


Wm. 0. Haskell, supplies, 


11 50 


Bridget Abercrombie, cleaning, 


10 00 


Andrew Thompson, janitor, 


24 00 


W. F. Draper, supplies, 


32 30 


G. S. Merrill and Co., printing, 


3 00 




®1Q>7a £K 


VILLAGE DISTRICT. 


Mary E. Gile, teaching, 


$120 00 


Ella F Merrill, teaching, 


180 00 


Mary F. Merrill, teaching, 


360 00 


Annie L. Locke, teaching, 


240 00 


John Donovan, janitor, 


18 00 


John Cornell, coal, 


5Q 50 


James Gibson, janitor, 


6 00 


David O'Connell, janitor, 


6 00 


Bridget Abercrombie, cleaning, 


9 00 


John Chandler, coal, 


54 00 


Ellen Riley, janitor, 


3 00 


John McManus, janitor, 


6 00 


J. E. Whiting, cleaning clock, 


2 00 


W. F. Draper, supplies, 


12 6S 




<P107 9 l "K 







Amount carried forward, $6^75 66 



Appropriation, $9924 68 

SCOTLAND DISTRICT. 

Amount brought forward, $6875 6(y 

Fannie E. Callahan, teaching, $216 00 
Jessie F. Green, teaching, 108 00 

Samuel Gray, insurance, 8 50 

Edward F. Hackett, janitor, 6 00 

H. S. Greene, supplies, 3 27 

John B. Abbott, wood, 33 49 

W. F. Draper, supplies, 45 

$375 71 

HOLT DISTRICT. 

Annie M. Stoodley, teaching, $360 00 
H. C. Harnden, janitor, 15 92 

H. C. Harnden, wood, 45 67 



$421 59 



OSGOOD DISTRICT. 

A. F. C. Burtt, teaching, $360 00 

George Wardman, janitor, 6 00 

S. H. Boutwell, supplies, 2 17 

Isaac Carruth, wood, 3 75 

W. F. Draper, supplies, 3 50 



$375 42 



WEST CENTRE DISTRICT. 



Lucia G. Merrill, teaching, 
Everett B. Merrill, janitor, 
A. B. Cutler, wood, 
Joshua Phelps, wood, 
Joshua H. Chandler, wood, 
W. F. Draper, supplies, 

Amount carried forward, 



S360 


00 


16 


00 


7 


42 


9 


00 


30 


37 


1 15 




$423 94 




$8472 32 



Appropriation, 19924 68 

ABBOTT DISTRICT. 

Amount brought forward, 18472 32 

H. N. Bixby, teaching, $100 00 

Jennie L. Smith, teaching, 200 00 

Moses A. Bailey, wood, 26 10 

J. M. Bailey, wood, 4 25 

A. A. Bailey, janitor, 4 00 

H. D. Runnells, supplies, 7 27 

Mrs. Saunders, cleaning, 2 00 

W. F. Draper, supplies, 50 

John Chandler, wood, 12 00 

$356 12 



BAILEY DISTRICT. 

Fannie A. Hardy, teaching, $380 00 

S. F. Bardwell, janitor, 6 00 

John Donovan, janitor, 1 00 

Wm. Hardy, wood, 15 00 

Alfred Hardy, wood, 7 50 

S. H. Boutwell, wood, 38 00 

S. H. Boutwell, supplies, 1 50 

W. F. Draper, supplies, 2 20 



$451 20 

$9279 64 
Unexpended Appropriation, $645 04 



SCHOOL-HOUSES. 

Appropriation, $1000 00 

Rent of Store and Hall Ballard Vale, 230 00 

$1230 00 

PAID ON ACCOUNT OF SCHOOL-HOUSES. 
NORTH DISTRICT. 
Omar Jenkins, repairs, $17 75 

Alonzo Winckley, repairs, 12 73 



$30 48 



HOLT DISTRICT. 
H. C. Harnden, repairs, $2 15 

PHILLIPS DISTRICT. 

Edward Taylor, rent of land, $50 00 
Thomas Howell, repairs, 162 82 

William Barnett, repairs, 1 50 



$214 32 



OSGOOD DISTRICT. 
Jonathan Knowles, repairs, 50 

FRYE DISTRICT. 
Cole and Hardy, repairs, $16 00 

E. H. Barnard, repairs, 4 74 

William Barnett, repairs, 17 60 

$38 34 

SOUTH CENTRE DISTRICT. 
Cole and Hardy, repairs, $27 89 

Charles C. Holt, pump, 30 00 

E. H. Barnard, repairs, 6 24 

William Barnett, repairs, 8 35 

Abbott and Jenkins, repairs, 4 70 

John R. Loring, repairs on pump, 3 00 

$80 18 

Amount carried forward, $365 97 



Appropriation, 11230 00 

VILLAGE DISTRICT. 
Amount brought forward , $365 97 

Cole and Hardy, repairs, $42 98 

Boston and Maine R. R. freight, 2 86 
Abbott and Jenkins, repairs. 1 15 

$46 99 

BALLARD VALE DISTRICT. 
Greene and Woodlin, repairs, $8 35 
H. S. Greene, repairs, 19 60 

$27 95 



GRAMMAR 


SCHOOL. 


Terrence Henry, repairs, 


$3 25 


Edward Carter, piano, 


185 00 


Cole and Hardy, repairs, 


2 53 


E. H. Barnard, repairs, 


4 45 


William Barnett, repairs, 


14 95 


Abbott and Jenkins, repairs, 


18 61 


John R. Loring, labor, 


2 50 


ABBOTT DISTRICT. 


J. W. Farnham, pump, 


$16 00 


William Barnett, repairs, 


10 50 


E. H. Barnard, repairs, 


5 73 



$231 29 



BAILEY DISTRICT. 
Charles C. Holt, repairs, $35 95 

John T. Bailey, 184 48 



SCOTLAND DISTRICT. 
John B. Abbott, repairs, 95 

William Barnett, repairs, 2 50 



$32 23 



$220 43 



$3 45 



WEST CENTRE DISTRICT. 
J. H. Chandler, repairs, $18 62 



$946 93 
Unexpended Appropriation, $283 07 



10 

SERVICES OF TOWN OFFICERS. 

Appropriation, March 3d, $2000 00 

Samuel H. Boutwell, School Committee, $175 00 
Henry S. Greene, School Committee, 100 00 

George H. Poor, School Committee, 125 00 

John H. Flint, Selectman, Assessor, and 

Overseer of the Poor, 300 00 

Benjamin Boynton, Selectman, Assessor, 

and Overseer of the Poor, 250 00 

Wm. H. B. Woodlin, Selectman, Assessor, 

and Overseer of the Poor, 250 00 

John Cornell, engineer, 20 00 

Charles O. Cummings, engineer, 20 00 

James H. Smith, engineer, 20 00 

George H. Taylor, engineer, 20 00 

Charles Greene, engineer, 20 00 

William Bretherick, engineer, 8 00 

E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer and Collector, 490 00 

Henry Dane, police, 

George F. Baker, police, 

John Clark, police, posting town warrants, 
and serving notices, 

A. B. Walker, police, 

Warren Mears, police, Jr., 

Albert E. Clemens, police, 

Richard M. Abbott, police, 

John A. Symonds, police, 

George W. Chandler, police, 

Joshua H. Chandler, police, 

Total expenditures for the year, $1970 00 

Balance unexpended, $30 00 



6 


00 


11 


00 


47 


50 


10 00 


33 


00 


15 


50 


20 


00 


4 


00 


10 


00 


15 


00 



11 



STATE AID. 

Appropriation, March 3d, 

Received from Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 



E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer, 



$2000 00 

1600 00 

$3600 00 

$1391 60 



Balance unexpended, 




$2208 40 


HAY SCALES. 




Appropriation, March 3d, 




$40 00 


Received, Fees, 




20 00 

$60 00 


Abbott and Jenkins, repairs, 


60 




George H. Bean, salary, 


$20 00 




Total expenditure for the year, 




$20 60 




Balance unexpended, 




$39 40 


TOWN HOUSE 




Appropriation, March 3d, 




$500 00 


Received, Rent of Hall and Office, 




654 86 
$1154 86 


Thomas Smith, janitor and labor, 


$181 30 




John Cornell, wood and coal, 


19 75 




Smith, Manning, and Co., supplies, 


49 11 




H. J. Newman, labor, 


7 37 




John Chandler, coal, 


90 00 




W. B. Allen, repairs, 


20 00 




Abbott and Jenkins, repairs, 


30 71 




William Barnett, repairs, 


3 20 




R. M. Abbott, repairs, 


1 00 




C. O. Cummings, labor, 


8 00 




Henry W. Abbott, supplies, 


2 75 




Total expenditure for the year, 




$413 19 




Balance unexpended, 




$741 67 



12 



FIRE DEPARTMENT 



Appropriation, March 3d, 
Appropriation, Sept. 2d, 
Received, Sale of old hose, 



$1000 00 

1000 00 

55 62 

12055 62 



ANDOVEK S. F. E. CO. No. 1. 

William M. Coulie, engineer, $208 59 

Andover S. F. E. Co., pay of members, 108 00 

Andover S. F. E. Co., poll taxes, 14 00 

Allen Fire Dept. Supply Co., repairs, 111 80 

John Cornell, coal and horses, 100 75 

Josiah Gates, new hose, 152 50 

James H. Smith, labor and expenses, 18 30 

H. C. Church and Co., cotton waste, 3 40 

Walter S. Donald, supplies, 1 00 
Wm. Poor, varnishing engine and repairs, 32 50 

John H. Flint, horses, 2 00 

John Pray, horses, 5 25 

Smith, Manning, and Co., supplies, 15 83 

George H. Parker, supplies, 1 10 

Thomas Howell, repairs on house, 29 14 

H. J. Newman, repairs on house, 1 62 

Abbott and Jenkins, repairs on house, 6 26 

William Barnett, repairs on stove, 6 00 

Valpey Brothers, tallow, 20 

C. O. Cummings, carting hose, 3 00 

$82i 24 

SHAWSHIN ENGINE CO. No. 2. 



Shawshin Engine Co., pay of members, 241 00 

Shawshin Engine Co., poll taxes, 56 00 

James McFadden, labor, 27 00 

J. F. Whitely, labor, 2 00 

Amount carried forward, $326 00 



13 

Appropriation, §2055 62 

Arrit brought forward, $326 00 $821 24 
Greene and Woodlin, supplies, 4 80 
William Finn, labor, 8 00 

J. Gates and Son, new hose, etc., 709 50 
Charles Greene, supplies, 21 50 

Abbott and Jenkins, repairs, 11 25 

$1081 05 

Total expenditure for the year, $1902 29 

Balance unexpended, $153 33 



CEMETERY. 

Appropriation, March 17th, $100 00 

George S. Merrill and Co., printing, $8 00 

Charles W. Hayward, labor, 29 37 

Henry Burtt, horse and carriage, 2 50 

Total expenditure, $39 87 

Balance unexpended, $60 13 



LAND UNDER SOUTH CENTRE SCHOOL-HOUSE. 

Appropriation, March 17th, $150 00 

Paid Hiram W. French, land, $150 00 



STREET LAMPS. 

Appropriation, Sept. 2d, $350 00 

George N. Pasho, lighting lamps, $191 00 

Balance unexpended, -^lo^ 00 



14 



HIGHWAYS. 



Apr. 


>ropriation, March 3d, 




$6000 0( 


Distr: 


iot. 


Appropriation. 


Expended. 


1. 


Plato Eames, 


1275 00 


$125 00 


2. 


Marcellus Weld, 


260 00 


260 00 


3. 


Henry E. Hayward, 


260 00 


260 00 


4. 


Joseph Goldsmith, 


100 00 


100 00 


5. 


William Hackett, 


100 00 


94 45 


6. 


Henry Brownell, 


100 00 


60 00 


7. 


Henry E. Gould, 


125 00 


123 79 


8. 


Samuel Gilchreast. 


50 00 


50 00 


9. 


William H. Tucker, 


150 00 


150 00 


10. 


James H. Smith, 


200 00 


203 48 


11. 


William C. Donald, 


175 00 


175 00 


12. 


Charles M. Abbott, 




18 80 


12. 


Moody B. Abbott, 


275 00 


275 00 


13. 


George W. Chandler, 


225 00 


230 30 


14. 


John Tuck, 2d, 


175 00 


175 00 


15. 


Joseph T. Lovejoy, 


135 00 


135 00 


16. 


Daniel F. Harrington, 


135 00 


135 00 


17. 


Simeon Bardwell, 


200 00 


162 04 


18. 


Frank C. Phelps, 


165 00 


138 20 


19. 


Alfred Hardy, 


65 00 


60 60 


20. 


Rufus Bailey, 


200 00 


107 25 


21. 


Moses B. Abbott, 


175 00 


175 00 


22. 


George F. Baker, 


160 00 


133 22 


23. 


William Raynor, 


250 00 


250 00 


24. 


Samuel H. Boutwell, 


60 00 


26 00 


25. 


Charles C. Blunt, 


275 00 


279 75 


26. 


Jonathan Towle, 




5 95 


26. 


George F. Swift, 


400 00 


410 00 


27. 


John J. Brown, 


150 00 


150 00 


28. 


William Allen, 


1160 00 


$160 m 




AmH carried forward. 


#5000 00 14629 49 



15 



Appropriation, 

AmH brought forward, 
Abbott and Jenkins, bridges, 
Cole and Hardy, bridges and railing, 
Robert Bell, railing, 
Charles Collins, railing, 
Boston and Maine Railroad, posts, 
William Allen, railing and bridges, 
George W. Chandler, labor, 
Thomas Smith, labor, 
George Pillsbury, labor, 
Nathan Mears, labor, 
Rodolphus Nichols, labor, 
Eddy Newcomb, labor, 
Greene and Woodlin, supplies, 

Total expenditure for the year, 

Balance unexpended, 



$6000 00 



$4629 49 


142 


97 


97 


52 


11 


80 


6 


80 


90 


00 


78 51 


11 


00 


12 


00 


6 


00 


38 


50 




75 


14 


00 


2 


15 



$5141 49 
$858 51 



EXTENSION OF SCHOOL STREET. 



Appropriation, Sept. 2d, 

Patrick O'Donnell, labor, 
George Frothingham, labor, 
James O'Donnell, labor, 
William P. Holt, labor, 
John Riley, labor, 
George Goodwin, labor, 
Thomas McKernon, labor, 
Daniel Daley, labor, 
John Driscoll, labor, 
George W. Chandler, labor, 
Ezra Farnham, labor, 
John McGinley, labor, 
James Davey, labor, 

Amount carried forward, 



$1510 00 



$34 12 
38 50 
36 31 
38 50 

36 75 

37 58 
24 50 
36 75 
29 75 

168 75 

154 59 

28 00 

45 60 

$709 60 



16 



Appropriation. 




$1510 00 


Amount brought forward, 


•1709 60 




Nathan K. Holt, labor, 


21 00 




Patrick Murphy, labor, 


42 00 




James Riley, labor, 


40 69 




Timothy Callahan, labor, 


19 25 




John Barry, labor, 


15 75 




Patrick Donovan, labor, 


24 50 




John Kennerdy, labor, 


26 25 




David Leslie, labor, 


18 82 




John P. Driscoll, labor, 


19 25 




Patrick Lahee, labor, 


3 50 




Charles Collins, labor, 


6 00 




George F. Baker, labor, 


86 10 




James Griffin, labor, 


3 50 




Hartwell B. Abbott, labor, 


2 50 




Chandler Dane, labor, 


3 50 




Charles 0. Cummin gs, labor, 


175 25 




James H. Cochrane, sharpening tools, 


5 82 




Henry W. Abbott, supplies, 


2 85 




John W. Faulkner, iron-work, 


15 90 




Trustees of Phillips Academy, stone, 


3 50 




Smith, Manning, and Co., 


10 50 




Total amount expended, 




$1256 03 




Balance unexpended, 




$253 97 



HIGH STREET. 

Appropriation, Sept. 2d, 

Est. John Flint, land and fence damage, $342 50 
William Wood, land and fence damage, 43 50 
Patrick Lahee, labor, 
Charles O. Cummings, labor, 
Thomas McKernon, labor, 
John P. Driscoll, labor, 



11 50 


81 62 


14 88 


6 00 



$500 00 



$500 00 



17 



REMOVING SNOW, 



Appropriation, March 3d, 






$1500 00 


Appropriation, March 17th, 






500 00 




i 




$2000 00 


District. 








1. John H. Flint, 


$69 c 




2. John R. Loring, 


47 


50 




3. Charles W. Hayvvard, 


64 


00 




4. William H. Greene, 


60 40 




5. John B. Abbott, 


49 5b 




6. Henry Brownell, 


62 


70 




7. Rufus F. Caldwell, 


50 


00 




8. Samuel Gilchreast, 


8 


00 




9. John B. Jenkins, 


58 


20 




9. William H. Tucker, 


8 


40 




10. Daniel Shannon, 


40 


91 




10. James H. Smith, 


2 


50 




11. Wyman D. Hussey, 


15 


50 




12. Moody B. Abbott, 


3 


50 




12. Charles M. Abbott, 


14 75 




13. Gayton 0. Ames, 


69 


50 




13. George W. Chandler, 


34 


00 




14. John Tuck, 2d, 


13 


22 




14. A. B. Cutler, 


68 


50 




15. Horatio Barnard, 


47 


50 




16. Asa W. Livingston, 


37 


90 




17. H. H. Hardy, 


52 


30 




17. Simeon Bardwell, 


18 


75 




17. Sylvester Lovejoy, 


11 


00 




18. Frank C. Phelps, 


71 


30 




19. Elisha Grant, 


34 


00 




20. Omar Jenkins, 


91 


00 




21. T. P. Bailey, 


87 


90 




21. Moses B. Abbott, 


17 


10 




22. George F. Baker, 


87 


18 




23. David Morgan, 


3 


40 




Amount carried forwaard ', 

3 


$1300 4o 





18 
Appropriation, $2000 00 

Amount brought forward, $1300 45 



23. 


William D. Stark, 






150 01 


24. 


Samuel H. Boutwell, 






30 00 


25. 


Charles C. Blunt, 






148 60 


26. 


Jonathan Towle, 






20 05 


27. 


Charles O. Cummings, 






25 75 


28. 


John F. Whiteley, 






72 00 


28. 

28. 


William Allen, 
John Cornell, 






4 00 
35 00 




Total expenditure for the 


year, 


$1785 86 




Balance unexpended, 


Feb, 


, 9th, 


$214 14 



BALLARD VALE STREETS. 

Appropriation, Sept. 2d, $300 00 



Felix G. Haynes, tools, 


$2 50 


Greene and Woodlin, supplies, 


5 89 


George F. Baker, labor, 


75 00 


R. Nichols, labor, 


50 


James Joyce, labor, 


28 38 


Eddie Newcomb, labor, 


2 00 


James Davey, labor, 


15 00 


James Riley, labor, 


20 00 


William R. Raynor, labor, 


75 00 


Alvin Magoun, labor, 


21 00 


Winslow Russell, labor, 


5 75 


James Smith, labor, 


21 00 


Warren Mears, labor, 


12 00 


Orrin Barnard, labor, 


11 50 


James McAvoy, labor, 


4 48 



$300 00 



19 



NEW STREET FROM MAIN STREET TO PUNCHARD 

AYENUE. 



Appropriation, Sept. 2d, 



$5000 00 



C. W. Woodman, buildings and land, 2526 25 
Mrs. Hannah W. Poster, land and fences, 182 50 
Edward Adams, labor, 600 00 

Total expenditure, $3308 75 

Balance unexpended, $1691 25 



MISCELLANEOUS. 

Appropriation, March 3d, 
Pedler's License, 
Premium on Insurance, 

Charles Collins, labor on reservoir, 
Milton Clark, use of derrick, 
Henry C. Harnden, guide-board, 
Trustees of Phillips Academy, land and 

fence damage, Pike Street, 
Town of North Reading, stone bounds, 
Town of North Reading, schooling, 
Charles F. Foster, surveying, 
Henry Burtt, damage to wagon, 
Henry A. Hayward, damage to horse, 
Cole and Hardy, reservoir covers and 

guide-boards, 
John J. Brown, branding cover, 
Baldwin Coolidge, surveying, 
Robert Callahan, distributing envelopes, 
Ives and Lincoln, professional services, 
George H. Valpey, professional services, 
Eben P. Higgins, painting guide-boards, 
Amount carried forward. 







12000 00 






10 


00 






62 


63 






$2072 63 


$43 50 






27 


00 






2 


68 






183 00 






2 


00 






43 


34 






61 


00 






3 


50 






25 


00 






7 


25 






1 


00 






21 


00 






2 00 






140 


00 






15 


00 






33 


00 







$610 -11 



20 
Appropriation, etc. $2072 63 

Amount brought forward, 

Abbott and Jenkins, reservoir covers, 

George N. Pasho, returning deaths, 

Henry Dane, returning deaths, 

Daniel L. Trow, returning deaths, 

James M. Crabtree, returning deaths, 

Michael Nolan, returning deaths, 

Charles H. Littlefield, surveying, 

Samuel K. Johnson, express, 

W. H. B. Woodlin, railroad fares, 

John H. Flint, railroad fares, 

E. K. Jenkins, expense on State and 
County taxes, postage, recording 
deeds and returning militia, 19 31 

E. K. Jenkins, recording, indexing, and 
returning marriages, deaths, and 
birth, 6b 60 

Total expenditure for the year, $821 72 

Balance unexpended, $1250 91 



$610 27 


4 75 


9 60 


1 65 


4 45 


75 


4 25 


56 00 


15 30 


3 88 


25 91 



DECORATION DAY. 

Appropriation, March 17th, $150 00 

Balance unexpended, February, 1873, 32 70 

$182 70 

Thomas Smith, erecting wreaths on graves, $5 00 

W. F. Draper, printing, 9 25 

Greene and Woodlin, supplies, 

Ballard Vale Band, music, 

Andover Brass Band, music, 

C. L. Carter, teams, 

John Pray, teams, 

Decoration Committee, flags and R.R. fare, 

$182 70 



3 


87 


80 


00 


40 


00 


12 00 


20 


25 


12 


33 



21 



SOLDIERS' RECORD BOOK. 



Appropriation, May 6th, 






$300 00 


Samuel Raymond, 






$300 00 


NOTES. 








Balance unpaid, Feb. 10th, 1873, 






$16644 00 


Amount hired during the year, 






17000 00 
$33644 00 


Rhoda Braddock, 


$800 00 




Mrs. Barbara Smith, 


500 


00 




Mrs. C. E. Putnam, 


400 


00 




Phebe Palmer, 


484 


00 




Susan Frye, 


200 


00 




Susan Bancroft, 


250 


00 




Harriet Frye, 


300 


00 




Jedediah Burtt, 


250 


00 




Estate of Daniel Abbott, 


300 


00 




Sarah Abbott, 


10 


00 




Andover National Bank, 


17000 


00 




Enoch Frye, 


150 


00 




Total amount paid during the yes 


1 T* 




$20644 00 


11, 




Balance unpaid, 






$13000 00 


INTEREST. 




Appropriation, March 3d, 






$3200 00 


Rhoda Braddock, 


§160 50 




Mrs. Barbara Smith, 


106 


50 




Phebe A. Palmer, 


33 


88 




Mrs. C. E. Putnam, 


136 50 




Susan Frye, 


21 


07 




Amount carried forward, 


$459 05 





22 



Appropriation, 






$3200 00 


Amount brought forward, 


$459 05 




Susan Bancroft, 




17 40 




Harriet Frye, 




19 00 




Trustees Memorial Hall, 




2260 85 




Theron Johnson, 




60 00 




Jedediah Burtt, 




16 46 




John Abbott, Treasurer, 




96 00 




Estate of Daniel Abbott, 




25 50 




Sarah Abbott, 




73 81 




Andover National Bank, 




253 17 




Sally Flint, 




70 00 




Enoch Frye, 




57 00 




Trustees of Punchard School, 




360 00 




Total interest paid, 






$3768 24 


Amount overdrawn, Feb. 


9th, 


1874, 


$568 24 


DISCOUNT 


ON 


TAXES. 




Appropriation, 






$2500 00 


E. K. Jenkins, collector, 






2141 21 


Balance unexpended, 






$358 79 



ABATEMENT AND REMITTANCE OF TAXES. 

Appropriation, March 3d, $600 00 

E. K. Jenkins, collector, 1872, 
E. K. Jenkins, collector, 1873, 

Balance unexpended, 



DEDICATION OF MEMORIAL 

Appropriation, 

Samuel Raymond, 

Balance unexpended, $38 00 



$25 00 
252 96 


$277 96 
$322 04 




HALL. 






$350 00 




312 00 



23 



PRINTING AND STATIONERY. 

Appropriation, March 3d, $625 00 

Thomas Groom and Co., books, 

Whitford and Rice, books, 

George 8. Merrill and Co., printing, 

W. F. Draper, printing and stationery, 

Total expenditure for the year, $387 76 

Balance unexpended, $237 24 



$23 10 


24 


75 


28 75 


311 


16 



COUNTY TAX. 



Appropriation, March 4th, 
Received, discount, 



Allen W. Dodge, treasurer, 

Balance unexpended, Feb. 9th, 1874, 



$3200 00 
31 73 

$3231 73 

$3173 70 
$58 03 



STATE TAX. 




Appropriation, March 4th, 


$4700 00 


Charles Adams, Jr., treasurer, 


$5197 50 


Amount overdrawn, Feb. 9th, 1874, 


$497 50 


SUMMARY OF SELECTMEN'S 


ORDERS. 


Schools, 


$9279 64 


School-Houses, 


946 93 


Salaries of Town Officers, 


1970 00 


State Aid, 


1391 60 


Hay Scales, 


20 60 


Amount carried forward, 


$13608 77 



24 



Amount brought forward, 


813608 77 


Town House, 


413 19 


Fire Department, 


1902 29 


Cemetery, 


39 87 


Land under Center School-House, 


150 00 


Street Lamps, 


191 00 


Highways, 


5141 49 


Extension of School Street, 


1256 03 


High Street, 


500 00 


Removing Snow, 


1785 86 


Ballard Yale Streets, 


300 00 


New Street from Main St. to Punchard Avenue, 


3308 75 


Miscellaneous, 


821 72 


Decoration Day, 


182 70 


Soldiers' Record Book, 


300 00 


Notes Paid, 


20644 00 


Interest, 


3768 24 


Discount on Taxes, 


2141 21 


Abatement and Remittance of Taxes, 


277 96 


Printing and Stationery, 


387 76 


Dedication of Memorial Hall, 


312 00 


County Tax, 


3173 70 


State Tax, 


5197 50 


Total, 


$65804 04 



25 



Overseer's Account. 



Appropriation, 




$6000 00 


Cash, Superintendent Almshouse. 


i 


934 34 


Cash, Bridge water, 




5 00 


Cash, State Treasurer, 




20 00 


Cash, Methuen, 




75 00 

17034 34 


• RELIEF OUT OF . 


ALMSHOUSE. 




Phebe Mason, < 


148 00 




Lizzie Burns, 


18 00 




Robert Gilmore, 


23 75 




Edward Russell, 


12 00 




E. G. Wardwell, 


4 75 




Isaac Russell, 


14 27 




Delina Jones, 


16 50 




Harriet Gile, 


72 00 




Anna Jones, 


39 00 




Nancy Russell, 


12 00 




Mary Mills, 


20 50 




J. J. Millett, 


9 75 




Sylvia Abbott, 


8 96 




W. R. Rayner, lodging tramps, 


8 50 




Boston and Maine railroad tickets 


, 3 00 




W. H. B. Woodlin, tickets, soldiers 




and tramps, 


2 55 




G. N. Pasho, burial of Isaac Russell 


1,6 00 




Woodman and Crabtree, coffin for 






body found, 


4 50 




J. W. Bailey, burial of body found 


, 5 00 




Samuel Abbott, 


8 25 




William Balton, 


10 80 




George W. Parker, 


7 40 




Amount carried forward, 

4 


$355 48 





26 

Appropriation, etc. $7034 34 

PAID CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Amount brought forward $355 48 

Lawrence, Mrs. W. Crowther, $51 00 
North Reading, burial C. Brown, 24 50 
Cambridge, Peter A. Shedd, 16 74 

Harvard, Sylvia Abbott, 23 10 

Tewksbury, burial Isaac Russell, 17 00 
Salem, Mrs. A. Ross, 61 75 

Salem, med. attend., Mrs. Ross, 17 70 
Leicester, William Balton, 10 00 

Boston, Flora Anrick, 24 50 

Cambridge, William Moore, 6 00 

Woburn, son of Daniel Eames, Jr., 50 50 
Salem, burial of Mrs. Ross, 5 25 

$308 04 



LUNATIC HOSPITALS. 

Northampton, James Duncan, $242 73 



Worcester, Isabella Johnson, 


185 06 




Worcester, Hannah Graham, 


51 09 




Worcester, Luke Worthley, 


169 22 




Worcester, George W. Parker, 


32 15 




Worcester, Sylvia Abbott, 


41 16 


$721 41 






COMMITMENTS. 




Worcester, 






John Clark, Luke Worthley, 


$15 00 




W. Mears, Jr., G. W. Parker, 


16 20 


$31 20 



PAID ON ACCOUNT OF CITIES AND TOWNS. 

Lynn, John Parton, $2 00 

Lynn, Charles demons, 9 60 

Lanesboro', Mary Murphy, 69 94 

State, Maggie Holland, 6 00 

State, Mrs. John Toomey, 1 00 



$88 54 
Amount carried forward, $1504 67 



27 



Appropriation, etc. 17034 34 

EXPENSES OF ALMSETOUSE. 



Amount brought forward, 


$1504 67 


C. 0. Cummings, salary, 


$637 50 


Joseph R. Parlin, labor, 


316 00 


E. M. Hopkins, labor, 


208 00 


E. R. Hopkins, labor, 


154 00 


Lydia A. Runnells, labor, 


1 50 


Henry C. Harnden, labor, 


27 50 


Quincy Mutual Fire Ins. Co., 


31 25 


Weymouth & Braintree " 


18 40 


Jaques Gowing, labor, 


2 00 


B. Boynton, fowl, 


2 50 


A. W. Kimball, grinding, 


1 75 


C. 0. Cummings, railroad fares, 


2 25 


S. Everett and Co., seeds, 


2 25 


John Flint, cow, 


80 00 


Thomas D. Black, repairing, 


2 40 


W. H. Kimball, med. attend., 


14 58 


R. H. Waters, plough, etc., 


9 85 


L. R. Gilmore, supplies, 


5 49 


Thomas Smith, repairing, 


23 48 


Charles Mayer, repairing, 


14 95 


Trustees Phillips Academy, 


1 00 


E. E. Lummus, 


90 


John Cornell, coal, 


127 50 


H. J. Newman, graining and 




varnishing, 


2 62 


Mrs. E. K. Bryant, dress-making, 2 97 


J. F. Richards, med. attend., 


3 00 


Alfred Ward well, making cider, 


1 25 


Holt and Higgins, groceries, etc. 


p 442 27 


Smith, Manning, and Co., " 


469 87 


Farnsworth, Harding, & Co., " 


130 32 


Harding and Flint, a 


46 11 



AmH carried forward, $2783 46 $1504 67 



28 
Appropriation, etc. $7034 34 



AmH brought forward, $2783 46 $1504 67 


Joel Barnes, groceries, 


353 17 


Greene and Woodlin, groceries, 


296 90 


H. P. Holt, meat, etc. 


328 01 


Yalpey Brothers, meat, etc., 


261 88 


John Findley, fish, etc., 


111 38 


B. F. Holt, ice, 


17 00 


G. H. Parker, medicine, etc., 


40 20 


William Poor, repairing, 


14 20 


J. E. Whiting, repairs, 


50 


William Marland, P. 0. Box, 


1 00 


W. D. Hussey, washing, 


49 95 


W. D. Hussey, sawing, 


22 45 


Benj. Brown, boots and shoes, 


51 20 


Corse & Stevens, boots and shoes, 


12 70 


C. A. Stevens, boots and shoes, 


19 25 


E. H. Barnard, painting, etc., 


13 03 


J. 0. Dole, dressing hogs, 


3 00 


J. W. Faulkner, shoeing, etc., 


91 42 


P. M. Jefferson, soap, 


49 05 


Henry W. Abbott, sundries, 


24 03 


Amos Buxton, labor, 


50 


J. W. Barnard, boots and shoes, 


29 40 


Terrence Henry, furniture, etc., 


36 10 


Mrs. S. Hardy, supplies, 


3 00 


John H. Dean, clothing, 


45 42 




$4658 20 




$6162 87 


Unexpended Appropriation, 


$871 47 



OXEN AND WAGON FOR TOWN FARM. 

Appropriation, $500 00 

A. Richardson, pair oxen, $250 00 

Unexpended Appropriation, $250 00 



29 



REPAIRS OF ALMSHOUSE. 

Appropriation, 1500 00 

Walter B. Allen, mason work, $113 36 



Cole and Hardy, carpenter work, 
John W. Faulkner, iron work, 


47 27 
25 00 




C. C. Holt, pump, etc,, 
Thomas Howell, carpenter work, 


15 25 
7 50 




Abbott and Jenkins, 


44 77 




William Barnett, stove and repairs, 


64 39 


$317 54 
$182 46 


Unexpended Appropriation, 




TOWN LOCK-UP. 

Appropriation, 


$300 00 


Johonnot and Saunders, lock, 


$5 00 




Walter B. Allen, mason-worjt, 


118 88 




John W. Faulkuer, iron-work, 


60 00 




William Barnett, stove, 


21 00 


$204 88 
$95 12 


Unexpended Appropriation, 





SUMMARY OF OVERSEER'S ORDERS. 

Appropriations, etc. $8334 34 



Relief out of the Almshouse, 


$355 48 


Paid Cities and Towns, 


308 04 


Paid Lunatic Hospitals, 


721 41 


Paid Commitments, 


31 20 


Paid on ace. of Cities, Towns, 


and State, 88 54 


Expenses of the Almshouse, 


4658 20 


Paid for oxen, 


250 00 


Repairs of Almshouse, 


317 54 


Building Lock-up, 


204 88 




^no^ °o 




ypyjijoo Zii/ 



Unexpended Appropriation, $1399 05 



30 



REPRESENTATIVE FUND. 

In accordance with the wishes of the donor, Edward 
Taylor, Esq., the interest has been given to George A. Frye 
and Robert Callahan. 

JOHN H. FLINT, \ Overseers 
BENJ. BOYNTON, ( of 
W. H. B. WOODLIN, ) Poor. 



31 



Superintendent's Account. 





Dr. 




To balance cash on hand last report, 


$35 33 


To cash received 






Hay, 




270 03 


Pigs, 




37 00 


Old iron, 




5 22 


Barrels, 




3 23 


Labor, 




421 77 


Sundries, 




12 75 


Appletree wood, 




1 50 


Vegetables, 




63 45 


Custody, 




9 00 


Keeping oxen, 




1 00 


Tile, 




2 75 


Milk, 




75 


For oxen, 




20 00 


Gravel, 




8 70 


Use of plough, 




2 00 


Hide and Tallow, 




25 26 


Calf, 




12 60 


Calf-skin, 


Cr. 


2 00 

$934 34 


By cash paid Town Treasurer, 


$934 34 



CHARLES O. CUMMINGS, 

Superintendent. 



32 



Report of Overseer's of Poor 



ALMSHOUSE. 

Whole number of paupers in Almshouse during the year, 39 

Whole number of weeks board, 1445 

Whole number of foreign paupers entertained, 981 

Whole number of weeks board, 280 

Whole number of prisoners in custody awaiting trial, 22 

Whole number of weeks board, 6 

Total number of weeks board, 1731 



REMAINING IN ALMSHOUSE. 

Over eighty year old, 3 

Between seventy and eighty, 4 

Between sixty and seventy, 3 

Between fifty and sixty, 3 

Between forty and fifty, 2 

Between thirty and forty, 1 

Between twenty and thirty, 2 

Between ten and twenty, 5 

Between one and ten, 5 

Under one, 2 

Total, ~30 

Born, Abby W. Hunt, May 17th, 1873. 
Died, George Chandler, May 1st, 1873, aged sixty-seven. 
Died, Henry Jaquith, May 3d, 1873, aged seventy-two. 

Admitted during the year, 13 

Discharged, 7 



33 



PERSONAL PROPERTY AT THE ALMSHOUSE. 

Household furniture, 

Clothing, 

Farm implements, 

Farm produce, 

Farm stock, 

Fuel and lumber, 

Provisions, 

Total, $5131 12 

5 



$1100 00 


60 


00 


925 


00 


888 


20 


952 


00 


540 


00 


665 


92 



34 



Treasurer's Account. 



Town of Andover in account current with E. K. Jenkins, Treasurer, 

A. D. 1873. 



Dr. 




To paid Selectmens' Orders for 




Schools, 


$9279 64 


School-houses, 


946 93 


Removing snow, 


1785 86 


Printing and stationery, 


387 76 


Hay scales, 


20 60 


Spring Grove Cemetery, 


39 87 


State aid, 


1391 60 


High street, 


500 00 


Ballard Vale streets, 


300 00 


Discounts on taxes, 


2141 21 


Land under and adjoining Centre School-house, 150 00 


Fire Department, 


1902 29 


Town Officers, 


1970 00 


Highways, 


5141 49 


Town House, 


413 19 


Miscellaneous, 


821 72 


Decoration Soldiers' Graves, 


182 70 


Dedication Memorial Hall, 


312 00 


Town Notes, 


20644 00 


Interest on Notes and Funds, 


3768 24 


Abatement of Taxes, 


277 96 


Soldiers' Record Book, 


300 00 


County Tax, 


3173 70 


State Tax, 


5197 50 


Street from Maine St. to Punchard Avenue, 


3308 75 


Street Lamps, 


191 00 


School Street, extension, 


1256 03 


Amount carried forward, 


165804 04 
■ 



35 



Amount brought forward, $65804 04 

To paid Overseers' Orders for Almshouse expenses, 6162 87 

Oxen, 250 00 

Repairs at Almshouse, 317 54 

Lock-up, 204 88 

To paid State Treasurer for National Bank Tax, 2082 69 

To paid Treas. Mem'l Hall, John Smith, Book Fund, 1196 79 

Treasurer Memorial Hall, Dog Licenses, 
To paid for Selectmen and Auditors, 
Balance of Taxes unpaid, 
Cash on hand to balance, 

Or. 

By Cash on hand Feb. 10th, 1873, 
By Taxes unpaid Feb. 10th, 1873, 
By Cash received from, 

Two years' income Proprietors' Fund, 

Rent of Stores and Hall at Ballard Yale, 

C. O. Cummings, Superintendent of Almshouse 

Fire Department, old Hose, 

Rent of Town Hall, Offices, and Land, 

Returned Insurance Premium, 

Hay Scale Fees, 

Pedler's License, 

Andover National Bank, notes discounted, 

County Treasurer, discount on tax, 

County Treasurer, dog licenses, 

Town of Bridgewater, pauper account, 

Town of Methuen, pauper account, 

State Treasurer, pauper account, 

State Treasurer, State aid, 

State Treasurer, Corporation tax, 

State Treasurer, National bank tax, 

State Treasurer, State school fund, 

Assessors' Lists of Taxes 1873, 



348 


27 


35 


00 


516 


69 


3041 


75 


$79960 52 


16311 


27 


$350 25 


$192 00 


230 


00 


se, 934 


34 


55 


62 


654 


86 


62 


63 


20 


00 


10 


00 


17000 


00 


31 73 


348 


27 


5 


00 


75 00 


20 


00 


1600 00 


7160 


90 


5281 


51 


233 


68 


39383 46 



$79960 52 
E. K. JENKINS, Treasurer. 



Andover, Feb. 14, 1874. 



36 



LIABILITIES. 

Notes payable as follows ; viz. to 

Mrs. Sarah Abbott, $1000 00 

Theron Johnson, 1000 00 

Mrs. Sally Flint, 1000 00 

Trustees Free Schools (John Abbott, treas.), 1600 00 

Enoch Frye, 800 00 

Mrs. C. E. Putnam, 1600 00 
Trustees Punchard School, (M. Foster, treas.), 6000 00 

Trustees Memorial Hall (S. Raymond, treas.), 20000 00 

.Memorial Hall Library (balance), 1255 32 









$34255 


32 




ASSETS. 








Cash on hand, 




$3041 75 






Taxes unpaid, 




516 69 






Due from Cities and Towns pauper acct.. 


, 133 18 






Due from State Treas. 


for State Aid, 


1373 97 






Due from State Treas. 


for Corporation 








Tax, 




500 00 






Due from Hay Scales, 




30 93 


$5596 


52 






'j — 



Balance against the Town, $28658 80 

Reduction of debt the last year, $1855 37 

There has been paid during the year for which 

no taxes have been assessed, $7108 07 



37 



SCHEDULE OF TOWN PROPERTY. 



Town Hall and fixtures, 


116000 00 


Land under and adjoining same, 


2000 00 


Weights and measures, 


200 00 


Safe in Town House, 


166 00 


Hay Scales, 


300 00 


Engine-houses and land, 


3461 00 


Steam fire-engine and apparatus, 


3714 00 


Shawshin fire-engine and apparatus, 


1732 75 


School-house property, 


69139 00 


Town farm and buildings, 


7500 00 


Personal property at Town farm, 


5131 00 


Punchard School Fund, 


75205 00 


Memorial Hall, permanent fund, 


20000 00 


Memorial Hall and land, 


41993 00 


Memorial Hall, library and furniture, 


6311 00 


Reservoir, 


1400 00 


Spring Grove Cemetery, 


5488 00 


Total, 


1259740 75 



38 



Punchard Free School. 



The Trustees of the Punchard Free School herewith render to the 
Town their Annual Statement of the condition of the Fund, and of the 
Receipts and Expenditures thereof for the year ending February 1st, 1874. 

Amount of Fund as per last Report, $54,800 00 

Received of F. Cogswell, Esq., Trustee under the Will of 
Benjamin H. Punchard, in accordance with the terms 
of said Will, 20000 00 

Discount on City and Town Bonds, 405 00 

Present amount of Fund, $75205 00 



The above is invested as follows, viz. 

In City and Town Notes and Bonds and Real 

Estate Securities, 
Deposited in Andover Savings Bank, 



$74350 00 
855 00 



$75205 00 



RECEIPTS. 

Balance of cash on hand, as per last Report, $1641 28 

Interest received from investments, 4208 95 
Interest received of Trustees under the Will of Mr. 

Punchard, 450 00 

Cash received for Tuition, 20 00 

Cash received for Grass sold, 55 00 

Cash received of Suffolk Insurance Company, 24 04 

EXPENDITURES. 
Cash paid : 

William G. Goldsmith, Principal, $1850 00 

Fanny L. D. Strong, Assistant, 700 00 

Sara E. Merrill, Assistant, 566 66 

Moses Foster, Treasurer, 200 00 

^Thomas Smith, Janitor, 300 00 

O. Faulhaber, French Teacher, 234 00 

James R. Murray, Music Teacher, 198 00 

Insurance, 132 50 

Amount carried forward, $4181 16 



$6399 27 



39 



Amount brought forward, 
John Chandler, coal, 
H. B. and W. O. Chamberlain, sundries, 
Geo. S. Merrill, and Co., printing, 
William G. Goldsmith, sundries, 
George H. Parker, 
Rand, Avery, and Co., printing, 

F. A. Dewson, diplomas, 
Bridget Abercrombie, labor, 
J. J. Pearson, labor, 

A. Clark and Son, 

George Foster, 

Dugan and Pasho, t 

G. N. Pasho, 
William Barnett, 
Horace Wilson, 
F. J. Bancroft, 

Smith, Manning, and Co., 

Cash deposited in Andover National Bank to balance, 



$4181 


16 


308 


45 


49 


83 


83 


50 


20 


91 


39 


88 


22 


50 


21 


00 


18 


00 


12 


00 


4 


50 


4 


25 


4 


00 


3 50 


3 40 


2 


81 


2 


00 


6 


13 


$4787 


82 


1611 


45 




$6399 27 



Respectfully submitted, 

CHARLES SMITH, 
JAMES H. MERRILL, 
JAMES THOMPSON, 
MOSES FOSTER, 



NATHAN FRYE, 
EDWARD TAYLOR, 
JOHN ABBOTT, 
BENJ'N BOYNTON. 



Andover, February 2d, 1874. 



40 



Report of Cemetery Committee. 



The Cemetery Committee, in compliance with the By-laws 
of the Town in relation thereto, herewith submit their 
Annual Report, together with the Receipts and Expenditures 
for the year ending Feb. 4th, 1874. 

Much needs to be done in further improving the grounds, 
erecting suitable fences and otherwise rendering the cemetery 
of greater interest to the community generally, as well as to 
those who have already purchased lots and commenced to 
ornament and beautify them. It is to be regretted that the 
Town did not make such an appropriation last year as would 
have enabled the Committee to consummate their previously 
contemplated plans of improvement. The Town is to be 
congratulated on having obtained such an excellent location, 
with ample territory for the sacred purpose to which it is 
consecrated ; and the tenderest affections of the community 
should cluster around this hallowed spot. An annual ap- 
propriation of $500 for a few years seems indispensable for 
the progress and accomplishment of the needed work. 

Town of Andover in account with the Committee on the Cemetery. 

Dr. 

Jan. 1873, To balance last year's account, 
To Cash paid C. W. Hayward, labor, 
Jan. 1874, To cash paid A. A. and S. Abbott, putting 
out fires, 
To Cash paid Abbott and Jenkins, lumber, 
Feb. 4th, 1874, To balance on hand, 

'$168 49 



15 50 


61 


37 


l g 

2 


00 


8 


20 


91 


42 



41 

Cr. 

1873, By Cash of the Town, $29 37 

Smith and Dove manufacturing Co., poles, 5 12 

From sale of six lots, 134 00 



1874, Feb. 4th, Balance brought forward 





$168 49 


1, 


$91 42 


$5029 37 




459 00 






$5488 37 



Received from the Town, 
Sale of twenty-three lots, 



Paid for 41^ acres land, $3000 00 

Paid for building iron gate, walls, and 

other improvements, 2396 95 

Balance on above, 91 42 

$5488 37 

Whole number of interments to Feb. 4, 1874, 20 

Respectfully submitted for the Committee, 

GEORGE FOSTER, 

Clerk and Treasurer. 

Andover, Feb. 9, 1874. 
6 



42 



Report of Building Committee, 



The Building Committee of the Memorial Hall submit to 
the Town, herewith, their final Report of receipts and ex- 
penditures, as shown in the following statement of their 
Treasurer, to wit : 

The Town of Andover in account with the Building Committee of 
the Memorial Hall, 

Dr. 

To cash 

Borrowed to pay last year's bills, 11844 61 

George S. Young, outside fence, 396 75 

George S. Young, inside fence, 190 00 

G. W. Chandler (Lawrence), stone-work, 205 00 

Abbott and Jenkins, sundries, 295 29 

J. Regan, capping and pointing wall, etc., 174 00 

E. H. Barnard, oiling and polishing, 12 17 

C. W. Hay ward, teaming soil, etc., 49 15 



J. W. Manning, trees and shrubs, 
G. W. Chandler, teaming soil, etc., 
Abbott and Jenkins, laying walk, 
Patrick Leahy, labor, 
Balance on hand, 



57 50 




8 


00 




44 


25 




5 


00 




3 


25 




., — 




$118 00 



Total, 


$3284 97 


Cr. 




j cash to complete Memorial Hall, 




John Smith, donation, 


$1166 97 


Peter Smith, donation, 


1000 00 


John Dove, donation, 


1000 00 


ArrCt carried forward. 


$3166 97 



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Amount brought forward, 
By Cash 

From original subscribers, 
PYancis H. Johnson's donation, 


13166 97 

$18 00 

100 00 

$118 00 


Balance brought forward, 


$3284 97 
3 25 



SAMUEL RAYMOND, Treasurer. 
Andover, Jan. 29, 1874. 

The undersigned have examined the foregoing statement 
and vouchers for the sums paid, and find the same correct. 

' JOHN L. TAYLOR, \ 

DAVID MIDDLETON, | AuDITO * s - 

From this statement the Town will perceive that it has 
been indebted to the liberality of the Messrs. Smith and 
Dove, chiefly, for the means of completing the enterprise 
which they so generously commenced. The whole outlay, 
under the Committee's direction, has been, as shown by this 
and previous Reports : 

For building-site, grading , fencing, walls, etc., $8480 35 
For the building, complete for occupancy, 33512 66 

$41993 01 
And, after payment of all bills, there is an unexpended 
balance of receipts of Three T 2 D 5 o dollars, which, with whatever 
may yet be realized from subscriptions due, the Committee 
suggest may properly be passed, by vote of the Town, to the 
credit of the Memorial Fund for the purchase of books for 
the Library. 

Respectfully submitted, 

JOHN L. TAYLOR, ^ 
DAVID MIDDLETON, Building 
WM. G. MEANS, 

CHARLES SMITH, Committee. 

SAMUEL RAYMOND,. 
Andover, Jan. 29, 1874. 



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Dedication Committee, 



The Town of Andover in account with the Committee on the 
Dedication of the Memorial Hall. 

Dr. 

May 30, 1873, to cash paid 

Rev. Phillips Brooks, address, $100 00 

Andover Brass Band, music, 50 00' 

Geo. S. Merrill and Co., printing, 20 00 

Charles L. Carter, carriages, 10 00 

Geo. H. Bean, carriages, % 6 00 

John H. Pray, carriages, 2 00 

Geo. N. Pasho, sundries, 6 75 

Johnson's Express, sundries, 11 00 

E. S. Richards, blowing organ, 1 00 

Joseph Abbott, sundries, 75 
G.S. Merrill & Co., printing address,etc, 104 50 

1312 00 



$149 00 
$461 00 

$312 00 

$149 00 
$461 00 
SAMUEL KAYMOND, Tubas. Joint Com. 

This certifies that we have examined the above accounts 
and vouchers, and find them correct. 

E. K. JENKINS, | 

DAVID MIDDLETON, } AuDIT0RS - 
Andover, Jan. 28, 1874. 



George H. Bean, dinners, 


$125 00 


W. Beals and Son, decorations, 


12 00 


E. R. Gardiner, reporting, 


12 00 


Total, 




Cr. 




May 30, 1873, by cash 




Drafts on Town Treasurer, 




Of Peter Smith and J. W. Smith, 


$125 00 


Of Joseph W. Smith, 


24 00 



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Trustees of Memorial Hall 



The Town of'Andoverin account with the Trustees of Memorial Hall. 

Dr. 
To cash paid 

William H. Piper and Co., books, 

F. S. Drake, books, 

Estes and Lanriat, books, 

J. B. Fennerty, binding, 

J. G. Rodemeyer, binding, 

Warren F. Draper, periodicals, 

A. H. Willey, covering books, 

George N. Barnard, covering books, 

Ballard Holt, 2d, covering books, 

H. K. W. Hall, paper, 

Samuel Ward, account book, 

George S. Merrill and Co., printing, ■ 

Samuel Raymond, catalogue, 

Clara Childs, catalogue, 

J. H. Childs, catalogue, 

A. S Chase, catalogue, 

H. W. Van Tassell, catalogue, 

John H. Chandler, newspapers, 

Creasy and Noyes, furniture, 

Bowker, Torrey, and Co., tablets, 

Pedrick and Closson, chairs, 

Abbott and Jenkins, library desk, etc., 

H. R. Bishop, ladder and steps, 

Smith and Dove manfg Co., division blocks, 

A. Hale and Co., spittoons, 

Amount carried forward, $2088 77 



913 


02 


3 


00 


10 


00 


4 


85 


18 67 


66 


13 


4 


50 


36 


00 


7 


50 


19 


64 


6 


00 


263 


75 


25 


65 


14 


25 


9 


80 


4 00 


2 


53 


34 17 


137 50 


28 


00 


106 


75 


352 


36 


6 


00 


3 


90 


10 


80 



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Amount brought forward, 
To cash paid 

Snow, Rollins, and Co., table and chairs, 

Howard Clock Co., clock, 

C. Wakefield, mats, 

F. Small, stamp. 

Tucker Manufacturing Co., lamps, 

Ellision, Nickerson, and Miller, lamps, 

Eben Higgins, sign, 

Thomas Smith, janitor, 

Ballard Holt, 2d, librarian and janitor, 

James A. Treat and Co., oil, 

E. H. Barnard, oiling and polishing, 

Smith, Manning, and Co., sundries, 

Holt and Higgins, sundries, 

Mrs. Barrett, cleaning hall, 

Mrs. Taylor, cleaning, 

Mrs. Grieves, cleaning, 

Joseph W. Smith, sundries, 

Warren F. Draper, sundries, 

Boston and Maine Railroad, freights, 

Thomas Groom and Co., paper, 

Johnson's Express, 

John Chandler, coal, 

J. E. Whiting, regulating clock, 

Abbott and Jenkins, sundries, 

Sundry small expenses, 

Balance cash on hand, 



Cr. 



$2088 77 


$92 99 


45 00 


16 80 


12 00 


167 73 


3 92 


8 00 


25 00 


466 m 


54 72 


17 89 


5 12 


4 54 


1 20 


1 60 


1 20 


7 50 


10 50 


9 29 


4 00 


5 90 


135 00 


50 


3 15 


18 14 


$3207 12 


$399 59 



$3606 71 



By cash 

Balance on hand as per last account, $71 75 

Drafts on Town Treasury, Smith Book Fund, 1196 79 
Interest due last year, 1060 85 

Interest due one year on Permanent Fund, 1200 00 
Amount carried forward. $3529 39 



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Amount brought forward, $3529 39 

By cash 

Donated by the Misses Dow for books, 20 00 

Donated by A. S. Chase for books, 1 00 

Donated by Joseph W. Smith for newspapers, 34 17 
Fines, rents, etc., etc., 22 15 

$3606 71 
Balance cash on hand this day, $399 59 

SAMUEL RAYMOND, Treasurer. 
Andover, Jan. 27, 1874. 

This certifies that we have examined the foregoing account, 
and find the same properly vouched, and that the balance in 
the hands of the Treasurer is three hundred and ninety-nine 
■ffo dollars. 

E. K. JENKINS, 



HENRY BOY ON, \ AuDIT0RS - 



Andover, Jan. 27, 1874. 



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REPORT 



Trustees of the Memorial Hall 



Up to the date of the Librarians Report, January 21st, the Memorial 
Hall Library and Reading-room had been in operation nearly seven 
months and a half. The number of library days in this time was 160, and 
the number of deliveries 11,326, making an average of 71 volumes per 
day. The largest daily issue was 204, and the largest number delivered 
in any one week 467. As the whole number of registered borrowers was 
993, this shows an average of something more than 11 volumes taken out 
by each one. These figures speak for themselves, so far as the use of the 
library is concerned. As to the character of the books taken out, we have 
to report the circulation of 72 T 4 T per cent works of fiction, leaving 27 T 7 T 
of all other books. 

The Reading-room has been at all times well attended. But it is 
difficult to speak accurately on this point, owing to the fact that those who 
are in the Reading-room for the purpose of taking out books are often not 
distinguishable from those who are using the papers, and magazines. The 
rough estimate of the Librarian is an average daily attendance of 35. 
It is right that the public should know that the daily papers of the Reading- 
room have been thus far supplied by the liberality of an individual, and 
not by any fund existing for that purpose. It is hoped that a way of 
meeting this deficiency will soon be found. The number of volumes taken 
out solely for Reading-room use was 101. 

The system of circulation adopted has proved a most satisfactory one. 
It has made the care of the books comparatively light ; and the small 
amount of fines collected, $21.28, shows that it has saved the borrowers 
much annoyance as well as pecuniary loss. The average fine on the whole 
number of books taken out has been less than two mills per volume, and 
the average fine on the 457 delinquencies is less than five cents for each 
one. The sum of $5.54 has been received from the loaning of books to 
temporary residents. The one drawback to the full enjoyment of the 
library has been the want of a printed catalogue* It is impossible to 



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speak definitely as to the time when this want will be met. But it is 
hoped that within a few months a printed catalogue will cease to be a 
thing of the future. The delay has arisen from a want of funds for this 
purpose. In consequence of this a large part of the work of preparing 
the catalogue for the press has been given gratuitously by members of the 
Library Committee, whose time is not wholly at their own disposal. 

The Library, at the above date, numbered exactly 3596 volumes. Of 
these, 3097 were purchased by the Library Committee, and 499 were 
presented. All of these we are happy to report in as good condition as 
could be expected with the use they have had. Three missing news- 
papers represent the sum total of our losses from Library and Reading- 
room. One book was accidentally injured and cheerfully paid for ; but 
no fines for mutilation have thus far been found necessary. The number 
of books re-covered and re-labelled was 438. The number of pamphlets 
received was 324. The building and furniture are, so far as we can dis- 
cover, in good condition. 

The amount of our expenditures from the first organization of the 
Board to January 26th 1874, was $7669.61. Some of the principal items 
of this are as follows : For 

Books, Periodicals, and Newspapers, $4546.97 

Printing, Cataloguing, Binding, etc., 698.63 

Furniture, Fixtures, etc., 1065.93 

Expences, such as Coal, Insurance, Librarian's Salary, etc. 1358.08 

• 

$7669.61 

Further details of this expenditure appear in the Treasurer's Report. 
We append a list of donations thus far received, with the names of the 
donors. 

JOSEPH W. SMITH, 
FRANCIS H. JOHNSON, 
DAVID MIDDLETON, 
E. KENDALL JENKINS, 
HENRY BOYNTON, 
SAMUEL RAYMOND. 
WILLIAM L. ROPES, 

Trustees. 



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DONORS OF BOOKS AND PAMPHLETS. 



Vol. Pam. 

3 

2 

1 
179 

1 



Abbott. Mrs. Geo. L., 

Abbott, Mrs. Nathan, 

Abbott, Jos., 2 Broadsides, 

Andover, Town of, 179 232 

Barnett, William, 

Boston Public Library, 4 

Boynton, Henry, 1 

Brighton Public Library, 

Callahan, Mrs. R., 

Chandler, Joshua H., 

Cincinnati Public Library, 

Clarke, Mrs. Nathan, 

Cohen, Alexander, 

Dartmouth College, 

Dedham, Town of, 

Dow, Misses, 

Foster, Geo., 2 Broadsides, 

Gibbs, Mrs, Sarah O., 

Gould, Mrs. A. J., 

Gray, Henry J., 

Gray, William, 

Griffin, Joseph, 

Hinchcliffe, R., 

Holt, Dean, 

Huntley, Miss M. L., 

Jackson, Miss C. R., 

Jenkins, E. K., 

Johnson, F. H., 

Johnston, David, Jr., 

Lawrence Public Library, 

Lexington, Town of, 

Lindsley, D. P., 2 

Little, Brown, and Co., 1 



42 
2 



14 



Lynn Public Library, 
Massachusetts, State of, 
Marland, William, 
Middleton, David, 
Morse, John C, 
Needham, Daniel, 
Newton Public Library, 
Park, Edwards A., 
Parker, George A., 
Peabody Institute, 
Phelps, Miss E. S., 
Piper, W. H. and Co., 
Raymond, Samuel, 
Raymond, William, 
Reading, Town of, 
Sanborn, Mrs. McL., 
Sanborn, Miss E. M., 
Sargent, Moses H., 
Smith, David, 
Smith, Joseph W., 
Stratton, H. B., 
Sumner, Charles, 
Taylor, Edward, 
Taylor, John L., 
Tilden, Mrs. E., 
United States, 
Unknown, 

Watertown Public Library, 
Williams, E. S.,_ 
Worcester Public Library, 
Wright, G. F., 



Vol. Pam. 

1 
25 

2 
21 4 

6 

1 



1 
5 

65 



23 
2 
1 
2 

38 
3 

5 
2 
1 
18 
1 

11 
1 
2 



1 

28 
4 



499 324 



OTHER DONATIONS. 



Jackson, Mrs. S. C. Boston Daily Journal, 1861 to 1865 (war period). 
Smith, Joseph W. Boston Daily Advertiser, Journal, Post, Transcript, 

and Traveller for 1873, Lawrence Weekly American for 1873, 

New York Weekly Post for 1873, New York Semi-Weekly 

Tribune for 1873. 
Johnson, F. H. London Spectator, Graphic, and Punch for 1873. 
Smith, Peter. An Engraving of Gettysburg's Battle Field. 
Raymond, Samuel. Portrait of W. L. Raymond. 
Carruth, Mrs. F. W. Rebel Shell, captured by Lt. F. W. Carruth at 

Shipping Point, Va. 
Clark, Aaron S. A solid Shot, fired by the Rebels at 2d Battle of 

Bull Run. 



We hereby certify that we have examined the foregoing Accounts and 
find them correct, with proper vouchers for all payments. 

JOHN L. SMITH, ) 

>• Auditors. 
JOSHUA H. CHANDLER,) 

Andover, Feb. 9, 1873. 



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Appropriations. 



The Selectmen recommend appropriations for the coming 
year to the extent of $47175 00, as follows : 



Schools, 


$9500 00 


School-houses, 


1000 00 


Highways, 


6000 00 


Town Officers, 


2300 00 


Snow, 


1000 00 


Fire Department, 


1500 00 


Miscellaneous, 


1000 00 


Abatement and Remittance of Taxes, 


500 00 


Printing, 


450 00 


Cemetery 5 


500 00 


Interest on Notes, 


2400 00 


County Tax, 


3200 00 


State Tax, 


5200 00 


Discount on Taxes, 


2300 00 


New Street from Main St. to Punchard Avenue, 


950 00 


Extension of School Street, 


254 00 


Repairs on Almshouse, 


200 00 


Expenses of Almshouse, 


4500 00 


Teams at Almshouse, 


700 00 


State aid, 


2000 00 


Street Lamps, 


500 00 


Decoration Day, 


150 00 


Phillips Street, 


571 00 


Street from Abbott Village Bridge to Peter Smith' 


s, 500 00 




$47175 00 



JOHN H. FLINT, ) Selectmen 
BENJ'N BOYNTON, I of 
W. H. B. WOODLLN,) Andover. 



Town Warrant, 



ESSEX, SS. To JOHN CLARK, one of the Constables of the Town of 
Andover, Greeting : 

In the nam^ of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby directed 
to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Andover, qualified to vote in 
elections and town affairs, to meet and assemble at the Town House in said 
Andover, on Monday, the Second day of March, 1874, at 12£ o'clock, P. M., 
to act on the following Articles, namely : 

Article 1st. — To choose a Moderator to preside in said meeting. 

Article 2d. — To choose a Town Clerk for the year ensuing. 

Article 3d. — To hear and act on the Report of the Auditors. 

Article 4th. — To choose Selectmen, Assessors, Overseers of the Poor, Town 
Treasurer, School Committee, Constables, Fence Viewers, and all other neces- 
sary and usual Town Officers, and a Trustee of the Memorial Hall. 

Article 5th. — To see if the Town will accept the provisions of the Act to 
provide for the election of Road Commissioners, Chap. 158, Act of 1871. 

Article 6th. — To see if the Town will choose a Board of Road Commissioners, 
or what method they will take to repair Highways. 

Article 7th. — To see what action the Town will take in regard to unexpended 
appropriations. 

Article 8th. — To see what sums of money the Town will appropriate for the 
use of the several departments the current year ; to wit : Schools, School-houses, 
Highways, Town Officers, Snow, Fire, Miscellaneous, Abatement and Remit- 
tance of Taxes, Printing, Cemetery, Interest on Notes, County Taxes, State 
Taxes, Discount on Taxes, New Street, School Street, Repairs on Almshouse, 
Expenses of Almshouse, Relief out of Almshouse, Team at Almshouse, State 
Aid. 

Article 9th. — To see if the Town will authorize the Town Treasurer to hire 
money for the use of the Town when necessary upon the approval of the 
Selectmen. 

Article 10th. — To see what method the Town will adopt for the collection of 
the Taxes the current year. 

Article 11th. — To see what compensation the Town will pay the Firemen for 
their services the current year. 

Article 12th. — To see if the Town will vote to print the Record of the Town 
of Andover during the late Rebellion, which has already been prepared, on peti- 
tion of Francis H. Johnson and others. 

Article 13th. — To see what sum of money the Town will appropriate to 
print the above Records. 

Article 14th. — To hear a Report of the Committee on Street Lamps, and act 
thereon. 



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Article 15th. — To see what sum of money the^Town will appropriate for the 
use of the Committee on Street Lamps. 

Article 16th. — To see if the Town will pay to the Treasurer of the Memorial 
Hall the money received from the County Treasurer, for Dog licenses, to aid in 
the support of the Library and Reading-room. 

Article 17th. — To see if the Town will appropriate the sum of one hundred 
and fifty dollars to defray expenses to be incurred by the Soldier's Committee 
on Decoration Day, on petition of Thomas Smith and others. 

Article 18th. — To see if the Town will vote to accept the provisions of Chap. 
382, Acts of 1871, relating to Betterments. 

Article 19th. — To see if the Town will vote to raise the grade of the Roadbed 
and Sidewalks on Main Street from a point a little below the School-house to 
Chestnut Street to the height they were in the Spring of 1873, on petition of 
William Whiting and others. 

Article 20th. — To see what action the Town will take in regard to providing 
a suitable way of getting the Steam Fire-engine in and out of the Engine-house, 
on petition of the Board of Engineers. 

Article 21 st. — To see what sum of money the Town will appropriate to grade 
Main Street. 

Article 22d. — To see what sum of money the Town will appropriate to pro- 
vide a suitable entrance to the Engine-house. 

Article 23<L — To hear and act on a Report of the Selectmen on widening and 
straightening Phillips Street. 

Article 24th. — To see what sum of money the Town will appropriate to 
widen Phillips Street. 

Article 25th. — To see if the Town will instruct the Selectmen to build the 
Street from Abbott Village Bridge to the house of Peter Smith, Esq., as laid out 
by the County Commissioners, and what sum of money they will appropriate 
for the same. 

Article 26th. — To see if the Town will accept and revise the list of names for 
Jurors, as prepared and posted by the Selectmen. 

Article 27th. — To see what sum of money the Town will raise by taxation 
to defray the necessary Expenses the current year. 

Article 28th. — To hear and act on the Report of the Committee on Bylaws. 

Article 29th. — To act on any other business that may legally come before 
this meeting. 

Hereof fail not, and make due return of this Warrant, with your doings 
thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place of meeting. 

Given under our hands, at Andover, this Eighteenth day of February, in 
the o year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four. 

JOHN H. FLINT, ) Selectmen 
BENJ. BOYNTON, V of 
W. H. B. WOODLLN, ) Andover. 

A true Copy. — Attest : 

JOHN CLARK, 

Constable of Andover.